Electronic Program Updates

As a user of our software you are probably entitled to update it to the latest version at any time, the only proviso being that the software is covered by current software maintenance. To have current maintenance, the software should be within it’s original cover period from sale (usually a year), under maintenance contract or under a rental agreement.

  • We are continually refining and developing our software. Updates can be done on as much as a daily basis. We don't 'hold back' software for specific release dates - our software is released as and when it has been written and tested.

Click here for instructions on how to install your program update.

  • Keep up to date with the latest software changes with our news.

Vehicle Handovers

A new option, "Vehicle Handovers", has been added to the "Vehicle Sales" main menu. This new option allows you to create appointments for members of staff to hand sold vehicles over to the buyer.

You can set up criteria for vehicles which must be fulfilled before a vehicle is considered "ready for handover".

You must also have the "Personnel Planning" module installed to benefit from this feature.

eBay Motors Pro ad customisation

The layout of your ads sent to be listed on eBay Motors Pro can now be configured. The Title, Sub Title and main Description body can all be amended to include the details from your vehicles that you want, in the form that you want them.

You can create separate layouts for different vehicle types (cars, motorcycles, etc.) or different sites/locations or a combination of both.

Finally, if you have your own eBay shop on which your eBay Motors Pro ads are also placed, then you can specify which shop category your listings should be published. Again, this can be configured separately for different vehicle types and/or sites.

These new options are accessed via your Platinum Online, see below for how to connect if you have not done so already. For more information about this new option, see How do I customise my eBay Motors Pro listings?.

eBay Motors Pro multiple companies

If you have a multi-company organisation in Platinum it is now possible to combine the eBay Motors Pro ads from all companies into a single listing to one eBay Motors Pro account.

For more information contact your Platinum dealer or contact our support team on (0116) 230 1500 or by using our website support contact page.

Vehicle Search - Days in Stock

For vehicles with an "In Stock" status, the number of days in stock is now shown in an additional column in the vehicle search.

New vehicles also have their payment due and early settlement dates shown.

Vehicle Description Expansion

The vehicle description has now been expanded to 4 lines of up to 40 characters each. All relevant report generator and data import variables, as well as configurable document tokens, have had parameters added to allow you to access the additional information.

Transaction File Import

You can now import General Notes to a Transaction; and also specify the Document Index in order to update the Analysis codes, Description, or General Notes for a specific existing Transaction.

Variables

TR04
  • Document Index
TR48
  • General Notes

Enhancement - Workshop Job Properties

The "Workshop Job Properties" window has been made stretchable allowing you to view more items on the "Invoice Items", "Estimate Items" and "Description" tabs.

Sales Ledger Postings - Sites

You can now specify the transaction "Site" in "Sales Ledger" Postings.

Point of Sale - Quantity Button

You can now set a quantity of an item to sell by using the "Multi" button or the Shift+F5 function key. This allows you to set the quanity without resorting to using the keyboard.

Bank Reconciliation Overhaul

The "Bank Reconciliation" has been given the windows look and feel.

You now have the ability to unreconcile transactions giving you the ability to rectify previous mistakes.

  • As this part of Platinum has been given the Windows look-and-feel the Home (on-line help) and End (functions) keys now work the way Windows uses them (i.e. Home goes to the beginning of whatever you are accepting and End goes to the end) so you should use the alternative help keys listed below:
    • The F11 key should be used for the on-line help.
    • The F12 key or the "Functions" menu should be used to access the function keys available.
    • Buttons have been given a shortcut key (F?) for use in Macros and anyone not wanting to use the mouse.
    • Windows may be repositioned and changed in size - these changes will be remembered from one Platinum session to another.
    • The columns in lists can be moved or resized by dragging the heading for the column you wish to configure - these changes will be remembered from one Platinum session to another.
    • Any tabs can be moved by dragging the heading for the tab to the new position - this new position will be remembered from one Platinum session to another.

Stock Aliases

The stock search will now make more extensive use of stock aliases when identifying the stock code you want to use. If the search term you enter matches one or more stock aliases, in whole or in part, the stock code or codes attached to these aliases will be shown in the search results.

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